Singapore MRT & BUS System-Saving Time and Money
Updated: Oct 27
Utilizing the MRT
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Just for your Information here are some good reasons for using the MRT to get around Singapore besides saving time & money. MRT Stations always have Clean Restrooms, Plentiful stores for essentials you will need throughout the day, and ATM's (Cash machines), are always located in MRT Stations, Plus its a nice AirCon break from the heat during your day
In this blog we'll show you how to make the best use of Singapores MRT System, Plus how to utilize Google Maps to plot the fastest route to all your destinations.
Did you know that Singapores MRT systems usually are the fastest way to travel throughout the entire island.
The first step is to get Singapore Tourist Passes for all your crew!
Use Google Maps to plot the best route to an MRT Station nearest your distention, then take the BUS or Taxi the rest of the way. I like to use the buses as much as possible because it gives me more opportunities for sightseeing and I can get off and back on if I see something awesome I'd really like to explore and photograph...
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Utilizing Goggle Maps with the MRT
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Just find your destination on Google Maps and tap on it, next select Directions and BOOM Google Maps will give you 4-6 different routes to choose from, even the option to take a (Comfort) TAXI (You can use Grab or Gojack).
Another option is to choose a destination from a lists in one of our Blogs and copy/paste it onto the Google Maps search function on your smartphone, then hit enter. Next select Directions and BOOM Google Maps will give you 4-6 different routes to choose from.
Myself I like to take the MRT to the neighborhood of the Temple, Church or Mosque and then Taxi or Bus to my final destination. It saves me time and money and I meet a lot of cool people on the train.
Continuing on to your new location, if its 500 mtrs. or a kilometer or so away it usually pays to take a bus as they are nice and always have great AirCon. Just perform the same Google Maps function and you will get BUS info to your next location. You can even follow along on Google Maps as you travel along on the Bus.
If you're only in Singapore for a short stay 1-3 days get a Tourist Pass For the MRT, if you're staying longer it pays to just get a regular pass.
Using the MRT will not only save you money, but it saves you time as well. During peek hours the roadways are packed and congested, and it's no fun being stuck in traffic on vacation. The MRT-trains will be crowded also, but at least you are moving along fast and comfortable in AirCon (Plus your Phone works as well even though you're underground).
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